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DIY Crafts for Kids - Balloon Paddle Game

Make on-target paddles for a fun balloon game using paper plates and vibrant Apple Barrel colors.

At a Glance:

#6429 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Award Blue, 2 oz. - 21892

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Foam Brush Set of 4 - 44246

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz. - CS11201

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Other Supplies

Uncoated white paper plates, Red cardstock, White cardstock, Yellow cardstock, Hot glue, Scissors, Jumbo craft sticks, Black permanent marker


  1. Basecoat four plates with Award Blue. Basecoat four craft sticks with Black.
  2. Cut a 6" and 4" circle from red cardstock. Cut a 5" and 2 ½" circle from white cardstock. Cut a 1 ½" circle from yellow cardstock. Glue the layers together with Mod Podge to create a target.
  3. Mod Podge the targets to two of the painted plates.
  4. Use clipart or the free printables. Mod podge to the other two painted plates.
  5. For extra support make a x out of two unpainted craft sticks and hot glue on the inside of the plate. Hot glue the painted craft sticks to one plate and hot glue the plates together.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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